What’s happening?????

The Havelock – Craven County Library now has their phones up and working. Considering everything else that is going on in our state from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew; this was a small inconvenience.  We are keeping all the displaced people in our thoughts and prayers while the cleanup continues.

Hope you enjoyed the Havelock Friends of the Library Book Sale which ended on October 22, 2016.  If you happened to miss this one, there will be another one in 2017.

The Books and Bunco event will be on November 6, 2016.  Please get your tickets ($10.00) in advance at the circulation desk.

Also the Creative Writing Classes will be starting on November 7, 2016.  These classes are free but you need to sign up. Reserve your spot today!

How many of you have tried out our new catalog system?  Are you having any problems? I have requested books and they have come in without a hitch.  Please let the librarians know of any issues you are experiencing.

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Residual from Hurricane Matthew!

The telephone lines at the Havelock-Craven County Library are experiencing some difficulties.  I will notify you when this issue has been resolved. Thank you in advance for your patience!

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Our new catalog system…

Our new catalog system is called the Public Access Catalog (PAC) system.  You can access the catalog through our Web page and click on the heading Public Access Catalog.  On the drop down menu click on My Library Account. Then click on My Library Account image and it will take you to the PAC system. You can also go to the website directly to access the PAC system. The address is: http://cpcrl.tlcdelivers.com:8080/#section=home   Just highlight and copy this address and paste into your browser search.

From that point, patrons will choose to sign into their library account via the Log In button in the top right hand corner. Your account number is your library card number and the pin is the last four digits of your phone number. This brings patrons to their library account, where all of the advantages of our prior system are available.

If you have any difficulty accessing the Public Access Catalog (PAC), you may contact the library at 252-447-7509 and we will be happy to assist you. We encourage you to access this site and enjoy the convenience of ordering library materials from your home.

We look forward to seeing you!

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THE HAVELOCK – CRAVEN COUNTY LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FROM OCTOBER 3rd, 2016 through October 9th, 2016 for system updates.

The Library will reopen on Monday October 10th, 2016 at its regular time of 10:00 am.

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Things are Happening at the Library…

The Friends of the Havelock Library are having the October Book Sale on October 20, 2016 through October 22, 2016.  They are accepting donations of gently used books, media, etc. now.  Please drop off at the Havelock Library circulation desk.  Look for signs that are posted in the Library for the times of the sale.

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Mark Your Calendars…

Coming to the Havelock – Craven County Public Library at the end of February through the month of April will be the “Let’s Talk About It” series Mad Women in the Attic.  Make sure you sign up at the circulation desk at the library. We have a great time and always enjoy the speakers.

More information will be added as we get closer!

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Creative Writing Class coming to Havelock-Craven County Public Library!

Starting November 7, 2016, Charles Watson, published author and teacher of creative writing, will begin facilitating classes at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library. This program aims to help beginning and intermediate writers desiring to know how and where to start; how to put it all together or even how to increase their powers of observation and language as a writer.

There will be four age levels of classes offered each week aimed toward middle school students, high school students, college students and adult students. These classes will be fourteen weeks beginning the first week of November. Supplies needed are a journal or composition book and pencil or pen. This class is free. For more information email the instructor, Charles Watson at cdwatjr@yahoo.com or call the library at 252-447-7509.

The schedule for classes are as follows:

Middle School Students                          Mondays at 4:00 pm Beginning November 7th

High School Students                             Wednesdays at 4:00 pm beginning November 9th

College Students                                      Fridays at 12:30 pm beginning November 18th

Adult Students                                          Saturdays at 1:00 pm beginning November 12th

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The Friends of the Havelock Library present:  BOOKS & BUNCO on Sunday, 6sided_diceNovember 6th.  Doors will open at 1:30 pm and play starts at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold in advance at the Havelock Library beginning October 1st.  Space is limited so only 52 tickets will be sold for this event.  Please do not bring children under the age of 12 to this event.  There will be Door Prizes and Light Refreshments.

All proceeds from ticket sales will directly support the Havelock Public Library!

Please call  if you have any questions or for more information.stacks of books


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Reminder K- Grade 2 Story Hour

Please join us for the Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Story Hour with Miss Deb on the first Friday of every month from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Havelock Public Library.

Hope to see you there!

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Important news….

The Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library (CPCRL) has received a grant of $100,000 to migrate to “Library.Solution”, a public library automation system.  The grant is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The migration to “Library.Solution” will involve closures at the 10 affiliated libraries:

Friday, September 30th – Last day to check out materials on the current system.

Saturday, October 1st – All the libraries open regular hours but without system for checking materials in or out, issuing new library cards, or reviewing patrons’ accounts.  Public Internet access will be available.

Sunday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 9th – all libraries closed for staff training.

Monday, October 10th – All libraries open their regular hours with “Library.Solution” software in place.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this transitional time.

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